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    Re: Penhaligons english fern

    Something about English Fern always makes me think of the scent of Ivory soap.
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    Re: Body sprays.

    I've never bought any Axe products, but I had a patient once who used one that almost smelled like Avignon, and it was strong.
    The only body spray I have is the Eucalyptus and Spearmint one from...
  3. Re: Your current scent is discontinued tomorrow

    Fico di Amalfi today
    Yes I would restock
    No I wouldn't pay absurd prices
  4. Re: Which house do you have the most fragrances from & how many?

    Acqua di Parma-5
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    Re: Egoiste impressions....

    My desert island fragrance for sure, and I never smelled cloves in this either.
  6. Re: What's your pick(s) from Comme des Garcons line?

    2Man
    Vettiveru
    Avignon
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    Re: Current Top 5?

    M7
    Egoiste
    Acqua di Parma Colonia Leather
    No. 88
    CDG 2Man
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    Re: Orange, but...

    Orange Cannelle by Molinard
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    Re: Unusual Designer Scents

    Fahrenheit Absolute
    L'Anarchiste
    Bulgari Black, as mentioned several times already. It is indeed unique it seems. It's too bad that it was d/c'd. I need to order backups.
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    Re: Burning Wood

    +1 Fireside Intense

    Also CDG 2Man
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    Re: What is your Sex in a Bottle scent?

    M7 vintage or reformulation (not absolu)
    Acqua di Parma Colonia Leather
    Egoiste
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    Re: Which of these five scents?

    Terre d'Hermes
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    Poll: Re: Are you a foodie?

    Much of what we perceive as taste actually comes from smell. Most often if your smell is impaired, your taste will be too, so of course taste and smell go hand in hand. I'm a foodie, but not a...
  14. Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    I would have my head examined before spending 4K on perfume.
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    Re: Royal Copenhagen Musk?

    I've been wearing Royal Copenhagen Musk for years. Different strokes for different folks.
  16. Re: Are Colognes Really Weaker or Is Olfactory Fatigue Worse than We Realize?

    I think the wearer can usually pretty accurately assess longevity, but not sillage.
  17. Re: Out of all these which is your favorites and least favorites....

    Favorite: M7
    Least favorite: tie between A*Men and DHI (I have never smelled Kouros)
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    Re: The perfect 10 scent wardrobe???

    Egoiste
    Czech & Speake No. 88
    Terre d'Hermes
    Eau de Guerlain
    Vetiverru
    Rive Gauche
    M7 or M7 Absolue
    Mugler Cologne
    Pour Un Homme
  19. Re: I think I've find it! A lifelong leather-partnership.

    This is my next purchase too.
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    Re: You get one....

    Amber- Ambre Precieux
    Vanilla- Tobacco Vanille
    Oud- M7
    Leather- Cuir d'Oranger
    Gourmand- Arabie

    I need more categories for citrus, sandalwood, green/coniferous, etc.
  21. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Nothing since Eau de Guerlain last year.
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    Re: CDG 2 Man or Eau Sauvage Parfum

    2Man
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    6 oz Colonia Intensa Oud
    I wouldn't put it near the top of my list, but I like it well enough to include in the usual rotation.
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    Re: Fumerie Turque -- YES!

    For some reason this smelled like pee to me, not pleasant at all.
  25. Re: I'm shocked at how close Mugler Cologne resembles Creed's Original Vetiver

    They smell like identical twins.
  26. Re: Any fragrances I should get samples of?

    No idea what your specific likes and dislikes are, but I'd suggest :

    Eau de Guerlain
    Mugler Cologne
    Comme des Garcons- Vettiveru
    Bleu de Chanel
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    Re: $825 for a 50ml amber fragrance!

    Happy for those of you who are insanely wealthy, but I will not be trying this one. $2 per cc is about my maximum. The other $725 can feed a lot of people at the soup kitchen/homeless shelter.
  28. Re: Article: The Basenotes Questionnaire: The Candy Perfume Boy

    What in the world does "naff" mean? I didn't even know that was a word.
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    Re: CAP:ON or OFF

    I wish they'd make all caps like the Terre d'Hermes cap that twists down and up instead of coming off all together. I leave the caps on, but I don't believe it does any harm to remove or discard the...
  30. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/28/14) Sweet 16: Rive Gauche Pour Homme vs Green Irish Tweed

    Rive Gauche
  31. Poll: Re: Straight to Heaven vs. Musc Ravageur

    Musc Ravageur
  32. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/26/14) Sweet 16: Dior Homme Intense vs Bois du Portugal

    I would rather rub vinegar behind my ears than wear DH or DHI. I guess I just hate iris that much. So I voted for BdP even though it's nothing special. In lieu of BdP I like CDG 2 Man.
  33. Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    How could I have forgotten Lumiere Noire?
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    Re: Good fresh and green scent

    Some vetivers are very earthy and dirty, but some are very fresh and clean.
  35. Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    Colonia Assoluta
    Fico di Amalfi
    Vettiveru
    Cedrat Enivrant
    Mugler Cologne
    BdC
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste :'(

    It's probably the ambrette seed that she objects to, but she may become desensitized with recurrent exposures.
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    Re: Good fresh and green scent

    You didn't mention price limits so I'll suggest:
    Fico di Amalfi
    Calamus (light leafy green)
    Vetiver Vert (they don't come any greener than this)
    Roadster (minty green)
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    Re: TF Oud wood vs ADP Intensa Oud

    The only thing I would add to the previous comments is that the Acqua di Parma scent is BONE DRY, not even a hint of sweetness. Too dry for my taste. I'd prefer Oud Wood between your two choices,...
  39. Re: Cologne tips/questions from a noob.

    Memzinla

    Your post is confusing. You first say that you don't wear cologne because it makes you uncomfortable. So why buy if you're not going to wear it? That would be like buying clothes but...
  40. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme - Gets the Darndest Reactions.

    I just bought 3 tin cans for $90 US total.
  41. Re: What are your thoughts of Commes Des Garcons Series 4 Vettiveru?

    Which size is now sold with a sprayer, 4 oz, 17 oz or both?
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    Re: You only get one....

    Most of the ouds I've tried turn bitter on me, so I haven't really hopped on the oud train. Leaving aside the discussion of whether the oud is real or synthetic, the one I like best is vintage M7.
  43. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/1/14): Terre d`Hermes vs Boss Bottled

    Terre
  44. Re: Serge Lutens Arabie - the grown up version of V&R Spicebomb ?!?!

    I love Arabie and don't get the curry so much. I'm not a fan of Amber Sultan, and I've never tried Spicebomb.
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    Re: My current top three

    Egoiste
    M7
    Lumiere Noire Pour Homme
  46. Re: Do you have any 5 star fragrances with really poor longevity?

    My sentiments exactly. I would never rate anything with poor longevity as a 5 star overall. Low longevity is a disqualifying characteristic.
  47. Re: Will i love or hate YSL M7 (Vintage)?

    No one can predict whether or not you will like something, but if you like Oud Absolu then just wait until you get a sniff of the real thing.
  48. Re: Fragrances you don't care for but your significant other loves!

    Acqua di Parma Intensa Oud.....
  49. Poll: Re: Mugler Cologne V Dior Homme Cologne 2013

    Mugler
  50. Re: recommend a clean and fresh niche fragrance...

    I'll second AdP Fico di Amalfi and maybe try Mugler Cologne as well.
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    Re: best summer time frags

    Mugler Cologne
    GIT
    Terre d'Hermes
    Bleu de Chanel
    Eau de Guerlain
    Colonia (prefer Assoluta)
    Pour Un Homme
    Bulgari Blu (I know it is fairly reviled here, but for some reason I really like it)
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    Re: One spray? Where?

    I've never smelled anything that was so strong that I would only wear one spray. As regards the question of where to place the hypothetical one spray, I would say the base of the front of the...
  53. Re: If you could only use 3 fragrances for the rest of your life, (under $300 for all 3)

    Mugler Cologne, Egoiste, Lumiere Noire PH
    I think the total would come in somewhere in the neighborhood of your limit.
  54. Re: The first hour of many lavender scents, ugh

    I had that reaction to Caron Pour Un Homme the first time or two, but now it's a favorite of mine.
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    Re: Daily winter fragrance

    Egoiste, spray lightly and it shouldn't be too strong.
  56. Re: Versatile grassy / green / leafy fragrances with extremely long-lasting sillage?

    I'll have to try the Vettiveru. The longest lasting grassy vetiver scent I've tried to date is C&S Vetiver Vert.
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    Re: Rich citrus summer scents

    A great, rich citrus scent that does have legs is Eau de Guerlain.
  58. Re: I wonder how much of our respective passions for fragrance...

    I don't think it is so much insecurities but rather simply a desire to make the best possible impression on others. Certainly being well-groomed, well dressed, and smelling good- all these things can...
  59. Re: Oh How I Love TJMaxx...Versace Dreamer...thoughts?

    I saw this at TJMaxx this week for $24.99, but the Juniper thing scared me off buying it since I detest gin. I doubt I would like it in a fragrance either.
    Every time I have yielded to temptation...
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    Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    Thanks for the reply Hedonist, just trying to gain a better understanding. I'm afraid, however, that I still don't understand the difference. You said oud oil is self-explanatory- I agree. Then you...
  61. Re: Has anyone here worn L'Occitan EDT for men?

    It's nice enough with pretty good longevity, but I prefer Pour Un Homme.
  62. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    "What I'm calling out is that honestly at times, I do feel like some of the BN'ers can come off as elitist, part of a "niche or go home" or the "it's gotta smell like the lost sock in my...
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    Re: What is your favourite Oud?

    Hedonist, several times I've seen you make this distinction between oud oil and oud wood. I've always declined to inquire lest I appear stupid, but are you saying that perfumers actually put wood...
  64. Re: Gucci Pour Homme I is similar to CDG Avignon

    Love them both, not very similar to me.
  65. Re: A couple of Guerlain related questions.

    In addition to some already mentioned, Eau de Guerlain is excellent as well.
  66. Poll: Re: Which one is indispensable to your wardrobe: Égoiste or Antaeus?

    Ditto
  67. Re: Fragrances with NO NEGATIVE REVIEWS on Basenotes

    If Leather Oud literally smells like feces and has no negative reviews, then one must question the taste of those who have reviewed it. Are there actually people out there who want to smell like sh*t?
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    Re: A first world Christmas dillema...

    All designer stuff, the only exception being some of the Bond line.
  69. Re: What new fragrances are a must have on your Christmas list?

    I'd love to have Bright Leaf by Murdock, but the 50 pounds shipping charge is holding me back.
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    Re: Serge Lutens

    Of the Lutens lot I only liked Filles en Auguilles and Arabie enough to buy a full bottle. Amber Sultan is good as well but a little spicier than I prefer.
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    Re: Encre Noire: Eau Hell No!

    I really dislike EN, and it is not at all fresh smelling. Not at all a scent I would want to project. I like Guerlain's take much better, in fact that one would be a favorite if they toned down the...
  72. Re: Men, what's the worst FEMALE fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Red Door
  73. Re: I am wearing Troisieme Man often. What should i try next?

    You should try Habit Rouge EDP.
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    Re: Tabac Aurea by SSS

    I thought I would love this one, but upon wearing it for one day I had a much less favorable impression than you. It smelled strongly of immortelle which I find borders on nauseating. Glad you found...
  75. Re: Need Italian summer scent advice....

    Acqua di Parma Fico di Amalfi
  76. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

    Apls mfk
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    Re: A good fig

    Fico di Amalfi
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    Re: Trouser droppers?

    These trousers only drop for one guy, so scent selection is irrelevant.
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    Re: What is in your collection

    All bottles.
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    Re: Meharees L`Erbolario

    Meharees seems to me to have less cloves than MR, but Meharees is not going to bring you to the Sahara. I guess you're looking for L'ADDM.
  81. Re: The man who favorites this perfume.....

    Lumiere Noire PH is perfect for summer, if you are looking for something else I would recommend Eau de Guerlain for one.
  82. Re: Fragrance you've been stopped in the street wearing

    Lumiere Noire Pour Homme
    Egoiste
    Terre d'Hermes
    Mugler Cologne
  83. Re: Original Vetiver by Creed (compared to Thierry Mugler Cologne)

    A chacun son gout!
    I'll take Mugler Cologne over OV as I don't find that there's all that much difference. For anyone who says they're not at all similar, well there's got to be something wrong with...
  84. Re: Seeking masculine Fruity, but not too sweet

    Arabie!
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    Re: What is your tallest bottle?

    Mugler Cologne
  86. Re: Suggestions for something new/celebratory

    Coromandel
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    Re: Who is better? Please vote....

    Lumiere Noire
  88. Re: John Varvatos for men. A pleasant surprise.

    I also love the original, but that's the only one. Sadly the longevity seems to be no more than a couple hours.
  89. Re: Looking for a leather fragrance that has a very good longevity?

    It's not a macho or spicy leather, but my favourite is still Cuir Ottoman.
  90. Re: I cant believe people think Cool Water smells like Green Irish Tweed

    I agree Attila. I still detest Cool Water after multiple wearings spaced at long intervals. The comparison of CW to GIT deterred me from trying GIT for the longest time until I finally included a...
  91. Re: My Take On Czech and Speake's Oxford and Cambridge

    I was looking forward to hearing your review, alas I've recently developed some kind of glitch that leaves me unable to hear audio on any Youtube videos. I'm guessing there's an AdobeFlash problem...
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    Re: Your Favorite or Best Citrus

    This is very difficult choice to make between Colonia/Colonia Assoluta and Eau de Guerlain, but if forced to choose I would have to give top billing to the Guerlain.
  93. Re: If you had to choose 3 colognes to wear for the rest of your life....

    Egoiste
    Eau de Guerlain
    Lumiere Noire Pour Homme
    (If I were allowed to add one more, next would be either Fille en Aiguilles or Avignon)
  94. Re: Running out of ideas for summer citrus Help !

    1+ Eau de Guerlain
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    Re: Tobacco fragrance recommendation

    Is there any place to buy this in the US?
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    Re: Thoughts on Guerlain L'Eau.

    You are in for a wonderful almost limey green citrus that has excellent longevity. I think you will be very happy indeed. One of the very best.

    Oops, I was speaking about Eau de Guerlain. I guess...
  97. Poll: Re: Midnight In Paris vs. The Dreamer vs Body Kouros

    Body Kouros
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    Re: Introduce me to Guerlain

    Since it hasn't yet been mentioned, I'd like to throw in Eau de Guerlain as one of their best in addition to some others mentioned above.
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    Re: What is your favorite Chypre?

    The regulations or restrictions that y'all are complaining about are imposed from within the industry and have nothing to do with politicians. Please let's keep politics out of basenotes.
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    Re: Fahrenheit or Fahrenheit Absolute

    Fahrenheit is no longer as good as it once was. On the other hand, Absolute is a great scent with good longevity. In the top notes there are whiffs of the original Fahrenheit DNA, but Absolute seems...
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